There was a time when Ja Rule and Ashanti ruled the music world. Ja Rule made his debut with 1999’s Venni Vetti Vecci, an album alluding to the Latin phrase ‘veni, vidi, vici’ meaning ‘I came, I saw, I conquered’. Throughout his golden years, the Hollis, Queens, rapper teamed with the likes of Christina Milian on ‘I’m Real’, Jennifer Lopez on ‘Ain’t it Funny’ and Steven Seagal on Half Past Dead. He also teamed with Ashanti, who will be Ja Rule’s touring buddy. Ashanti released her self-titled debut in 2002, which sold over 500,000 copies in its first week. ‘Foolish’ was a monster track, coming in at #19 in Billboard’s ‘Hot 100 Songs of the Decade’. The Pier, Geelong – July 19.